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of local crime, the city of san jose now has its highest homicide rate in 25 years. no. 43 occurred one week ago. here on campus university the police department believe students have nothing to worry about. >> most of the incidents that the city is dealing with have to do areas of the city that aren't determine connected to the university. >> sergeant john law says this does not mean that danger does not exist in the streets of san jose. >> a lot of the violent crime that our university students might hear about in this area has to do with the street level drug dealing that goes on in a couple of the neighborhoods near us. >> he credits the university's patrol system for campus safety. >> as long as university police officers are out there patrolling and addressing the problems of the street level drug dealing then it reduces the amount of crime that we see on campus, violent and nonviolent. >> assaults and homicides have gone down compared to last year. robberies burglaries and thefts have gone up. ryan is worried. >> there's a lot of dark spot, there's some lights that we have aroun
workers joined staff, players, city leader to finish the construction of the stadium. the workers got a chance to sign the beams. stadium set to open for the 2014 season. >>> the effort to help struggling home owners as a movement marks a mile stone. >>> if you're looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, this is the only place you'll find it. >>> weather, clouds floating around the bay. dense fog first thing tomorrow morning. and the one part of your weekend we could get gusty winds. . >>> it was quite auto mess this morning in san francisco market district. it started about 3:30 a.m. when an officer tried to pull over a driver for running a red light. the driver was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. >>> oakland leaders were quick a deal to keep the police department --. >> this is in my opinion will even tie the hands of our police officer men and women to do their job. >> city member spoke out against the arrangement. that opinion was not shared by the rest of the city counsel or the police officer union. the deal would bring in a director o
fast for the rainy conditions. >>> also city officials say a settlement has been reached to avoid a federal take over the police department. just about an hour ago the city confirmed it reached a tentative agreement with civil rights attorneys. the forms at department would be overseen by a plaid compliance officer. the is the lment will move the department forward. >> i think everyone at at this table wants opd to be at forefront terms of leading leading and constitutional policing and building an maintaining public trust. >> thiscoms as a result of a civil rights suit follow the police scandal a decade ago. they found mandated forms were not happening fast enough. >>> california law make verse been forced to hand over the dose their cars. but now a new report says some legislatures used taxpayer dollars to repair those cars soon before they bought them as their own personal vehicle. >> lawmakers given deadline of december of last year to turn in their state owned vehicles. but some lakers made thousands dollars of repairs to cars they would soon own again. they say dutton spent
runs through the night and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from a fire station in fores
will be a long- term inconvenience. for residents out of town. likely the city will not rush into a repair and, instead, engine a long-lasting improvement for this creek. a trash rack that will not clog as easily. >> it is not an easiy fix. >> no. we are hoping it is quick. i have teenagers that want to take showers. >> reporter: ona few homes are without water. one without gas. so, it is a small scale outage but a big 20 foot sinkhole. a lesson that trash, scrap wood and furniture does not belong in a backyard creek. the next step tomorrow is to dig the debris out of the creek and secure the hole. we are live in lafayette. ktvu channel 2 news. >> meantime, in pittsburg, people on the scene said there were more than 2 dozen motorists that ended up with nat tires after hitting the pothole, including a family that were on their way to see the raiders game. >> we hit a pothole and our air bags went off. so i got out to check the tires and they were blown. >> cal transsent out a crew to re-- caltrans sent out a crew to repair the road. >>> we are live to see the damage the floodwaters left behind
. >>> and nudists protested san francisco's city hall. how city leaders plan to enforce the new ban. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. i'm marky. it's tuesday, december 4th. it is bay area news at 7:00, and we are on storm watch tonight as more rain rolls through the bay area. here's a look at storm tracker 2. right now the wet weather is con find to the north bay, but it is forecast to spread south across the entire region by tonight. this latest weather system arrives and folks in some areas are still recovering from the last round of storms. this is video from about an hour ago, and the rain started to come down in petaluma. the russian, napa and petaluma rivers flirted with flood stage on sunday. river levels are now down low. the fire chief in san rafael says they're currently more concerned about potential landslides. meanwhile caltran is hoping tonight's rain will not cause more problems along highway 1 in san mateo county. crews have been working to stabilize erosion at devil's slide following the weekend's storm. one-way tr
.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them and millions of couples across the country. >> this means there say chance for an even greater resoluti
be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as 8:00 p.m., we found passengers still at a loss. >> i didn't know there was a shut down at all. i'm trying to get home. i just had a french class after work. >> reporter: other passengers braved long lines to board a bus bridge at the embarcadero. >> it's going to drop me off away from my house. i've got to catch another bus. it's just a problem. >> reporter: a station agent tried to help travelers. >> you can tak
violence in one east bay city reach a normally quiet neighborhood with innocent bystanders coming dangerously close to the gunfire. >> good evening, i'm david steepson, ken wayne is off tonight. >> i'm heather holmes it's a neighborhood in oakland that doesn't typically see this type of violence, but today gunfire erupted in jack london square with deadly consequences. jade hernandez talked to those who heard the gunshots. >> reporter: several callers told dispatch to send officers to 3rd and franklin this afternoon. >> we got multiple calls of gunshots at the it 2:45 today and we pound the victim laying out in have the. >> reporter: paramedics couldn't save the man suffering from gunshot wounds and detectives should down the street and interviewed witnesses and employees inside the oakland grill. >> while we were parking we heard some -- sounds like firecrackers going off. i was saying whoo and thinking that noise we heard could have been gunshots. >> reporter: police told these three oakland residents their cars were sitting inside the crime scene. >> we didn't see anything
. >>> a fight over the oldest recycling center is expected to come to an end tomorrow. the city and parks has given them until tomorrow to park and end. the city plans to put a park there. supporters claim the center was target because it attracting homeless people to golden state park and the surrounding neighborhoods. >>> a two alarm fire burned two homes and led the authorities to an illegal marijuana growing operation. the fire started around 1:30 in the attic of a home in ashburg and spread into the house next door. that second home at 1550 page is a huge ornate victoria that was featured in a documentary on the hippy movement. both homes suffered damage but no one was hurt. >> these old victorians are made of brick wood, they are usually very dense and packed together and usually when you see one on fire you lose three. >> at this point police have not made any arrests. >>> a study is the first of its kind to track the effects of synthetic the áf marijuana known as k2. that's a small fraction of the 5 million drug related er visits. k2 has many harmful side effects even though it's mar
. >> reporter: the city would pay the compliance officer salary, and those last remaining reforms would have to be completed by the end of the next year. reporting live tonight, in oakland, heather holmes, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland's mayor and police chief also attended a neighborhood crime meeting tonight. a mother of two isn't convinced things are going to get better. >> tired of it. tired of the violence. tired of the shooting. it was like it takes them a while, to try to find people that's doing it, but they never seem to find them. >> reporter: crime continues to plague the city. last night, two men and a women were shot on east 18th near lake merritt. a stray bullet struck another man a couple of blocks away. all four shooting victims are expected to survive. we're told three men in hoodies were seen running from the scene. >>> john mcafee is no longer on the run. he is now under arrest in guatemala. authorities say he was taken into custody at an upscale hotel in guatemala did he, after he formally requested an asylum. he had been in hiding since november 11, when police in be
city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york should get a vaccine if they have planning to have sex with men there. >> men who met partners online, at parties. >> awareness is good but i don't think they should be scaring people to travel. >> reporter: travelers should know they won't pick up the disease by simply sitting next to someone. >> this is definitely not airborne. not a concern of someone sitting next to someone on an airplane. it really requires a close contact with a secretion. >> there's no increase here. ken and julie there's also no indication to the nationwide outbreak the related to the lab. >>> more details on bacterial meningitis. the illness can cause se
. there is a bureau sitting in the creek. >> the city faces damage estimates in six figures. greg arthur's curiosity pulled this landscape architect from his office. >> i am always curious when water moves and soil moves what causes it to happen. >> prevention may come from city and neighborhood effort. >> it is an on going thing. just like your backyard. you have to clean your leaves. the creeks are the same. >> this road will remain closed until early summer when a permanent storm drain and new road can be built. jay hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ahead, the procedural slipup that may have contributed to a crash sent three firefighters to the hospital. >>> police say a woman in a wheel share was injured when she was hit by a light rail vehicle at 5:45 at the intersection of market and church street. the extent of the injuries are not known. we do know traffic is affected in the area. we have a crew on the way. we will bring you more information during this newscast as it becomes available. >>> san francisco's new central subway hasn't even been built yet but it may already been headed a new d
is called city lift. it applies to nine east bay cities. >> we will provide $20,000 grands, 0% rate as long as they stay in the home 5 years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i couldn't afford that much so now i am excited. >> one of the restrictions, you must purchase within 60 days. it runs tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> bay area may have a secret weapon when it comes to employment. ktvu's matt keller tells us a report shows high tech workers have a ripple effect on the local economy. >> reporter: lunchtime in north san jose can sometimes look like a race to east with hungry workers bringing their www.s. >> weservethem--theirwallets. >> weservethem. givethemabig-- >> reporter: their wallets. >> we serve them. give them a big bag. >> anywhere you see concentration of high tech workers you will see various other services pop up, restaurants, coffee shops. and hair cutting salons and various other services that workers demand. >> reporter: services like dental care. perfect smile expanded into this office in north san jose and hired 10 new employees because of demand. >> we had new pa
was traveling through the streets of mexico city and as you can imagine police on motorcycles were leading this motorcade. take a look at what happened. >> whoa. >> oh. >> what the -- >> was he attacked? >> no. he was speeding down the street and forget there was a speed bump there. >> oh, my. >> that was -- >> speed bump sent the guy catapulting off his bike. >> he was going too fast leading this presidential convoy, hit the speed bump and goes flying. watch this again. >> oh, my good ness. >> good thing the guy who was second in line noticed what he hit and told everybody to slow down. >> people come to his aid. he gets up. his white shirt completely covered with dirt, with marks from the road. >> how embarrassing for him, though. he's the leader of the pack and the president's right behind, right. and then -- oops. >> it honestly looks like the speed bump is spring loaded. >> he seems a little disoriented, little freaked out but he's moving. i think ultimately he was okay. just his pride a little scraped up. >> it's time for another edition of gayle's animal round up. this one starts in
of the milwaukee city hall. >> a clown? >> a clown. >> bicycle with a teddy bear on the back. >> look at what happens when the cop approaches him? they get into a full-on fight and the whole thing was captured on video by a driver that was driving by, mitch cooper. >> i happened to look to my right because there was a little bit of movement and i saw a police officer approach this man that was kind of dressed like a clown but you couldn't really tell. it was weird. how could i not capture this on video and show it to my friends. >> the cop approached him because the clown was trying to squirt people that were driving by with a squirt gun. >> you dedicate yourself to a craft, you stick to it. >> this clown is also apparently a bit of an activist and they do see him near government buildings all the time. so possibly, maybe, he's creating a bit of a ruckus. >> with a water gun? >> it's cold in milwaukee. >> and then next thing you know they're on the ground rolling around and the officer started punching him and the clown was resisting. the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure tha
going on with m in kenya. it's a mini bus that takes people around the city and elsewhere. some people on the internet say that the drivers aren't necessarily the safest drivers and the reason they were striking is because they were unhappy with an amended traffic act that proposed stiffer penalties to those breaking traffic rules. so then people had nowhere to go but the trains and other forms of transportation.fá of course that led to scenes like this. people fighting over cabs, vehicles, and it looked like even though the people were packed, they were helping each other through the windows to get everyone on. >> in the train scenes you see people sling and laughing. >> that's a guy on the back of the train hanging on there like riots in the streets. fires in the streets. all over this strike from the drivers. you see people getting beaten, stomped, kicked, all in result of this strike. fortunately it just came downq n friday and the chairman said an agreement has been reached with the transport secretary in kenya to hopefully end this madness and things can go back to normal. >>> d
coast chapter. >>> this past week the san jose state and the city honored one of the most famous african- american authors in the world. she has sold wok at martin louisthth luther king there her awards and books were displayed there. and it turns out she has special direction to san jose state. >> she does for us or what she does for the school she offers scholarships to the student and that's where q we're here to -- why we're here to somehow our support. >> she has written 19 books and her books have been translated into 37 different languages. >> this season we have been showing stories about budget cuts and the heat the university is taking from lack of finances. the animation department is feeling the same squeeze. but as we report team work loath long ways. >> reporter: beshe graduated this spring send a others turned a class project into something special. she directed a six minute short called a it'll i will lake. based on a through story along with thousands other japanese americans. can. >> i think the story about her would honor he
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